A new immersive soundwalk for Hull’s Whitefriargate will help you rediscover the magic of the historic thoroughfare.
Artist Jez riley French has created a soundwalk, Breet Velvit Ake (‘bright velvet wander’ in the Yorkshire dialect), evoking Whitefriargate’s complex social, cultural and physical history.
The soundwalk includes a fascinating range of hidden, overlooked or usually inaudible sounds on Whitefriargate. These include plants growing in a drainpipe drawing moisture through their roots, electronic signals from shop signs, security systems and mobile phones and the earth spinning on its axis beneath the street.
Listeners will take a self-guided route, supported by an illustrated map, at their own pace. High Street Sound Walks are available via the Historic England website from 10 September. Visitors can listen any time via their smartphone or other personal device.